Jim Willie: U.S. recovery is a fairy tale

GoldMoney’s Alasdair Macleod has released an excellent interview with Jim Willie of GoldenJackass.com, discussing the economy, the impact of a zero interest rate policy, and flaws in economic statistics.

Willie states that the Federal Reserve’s ongoing efforts to debase the US dollar are contributing to a relentless deterioration of the US economy.   The Fed is committed to keeping interest rates at zero, and therefore has to continue to intervene in the bond market. As opposed to mainstream economic thought, Willie argues that the extraordinary low interest rates are not stimulating the economy, but rather destroying capital and hindering genuine growth.

Willie emphasises that economic statistics in the US are distorted and that the US has actually been in recession for the last four years — government unemployment statistics are in his view flawed. He expects the recession to accelerate over the coming months.

Full interview with Jim Willie below:


  1. No surprises.

  2. The difference between an Optimist and a Pessimist is that the Pessimist is better informed.

  3. I would give a roll of my Maples to see Jim Willie on CNBC, even for five minutes!  They’d probably drag him off screaming haha…

  4. Another news headline from today:
    “Employers post fewest job ads in five months”
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    But…but…but didn’t they come out with a rosy employment report just last Friday? 
    Never mind, that was before the election.

    The U.S. recovery is indeed a fairy tale. 

  5. Jim, you just now figuring this out? What took you so long? Maybe I should start my own blog, newsletter, and do interviews so I can regurgitate the obvious, over and over again.

  6. If the Federal Reserve keeps the interest rate low, then more people will be borrowing some dollars and that will add more dollars to the circulation which will then create higher inflation. What’s next? Maybe the future interest rate will become a negative number.

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